Quentin Tarantino thinks his race is irrelevant
Quentin Tarantino thinks his race ought to be irrelevant to how his films are judged.
The 52-year-old director has often been criticised for including the N-word in his movies - but he thinks his films are merely a reflection of the real world.
He said: "If people don't like my movies, they don't like my movies, and if they don't get it, it doesn't matter.
"The bad taste that was left in my mouth had to do with this: It's been a long time since the subject of a writer's skin was mentioned as often as mine.
"You wouldn't think the colour of a writer's skin should have any effect on the words themselves."
Despite being a white director, Quentin thinks his movies - such as 'Django Unchained' and 'Jackie Brown' - have played a key role in black culture in America.
He told The New York Times Magazine: "If you've made money being a critic in black culture in the last 20 years you have to deal with me."
Meanwhile, the acclaimed director offered an insight into his much-anticipated new movie 'The Hateful Eight', arguing it will challenge the notion of white supremacy in the US.
He said: "My movie is about the country being torn apart by [the US Civil War], and the racial aftermath, six, seven, eight, ten years later.
"The issue of white supremacy is being talked about and dealt with, and it's what the movie's about."